illness

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illness

noun affliction, ailing, ailment, complaint, disability, disease, disorder, infirmity, malady, sickness
Associated concepts: mental illness, terminal illness, Unemployment Compensation, Workers' Compensation Law
See also: disability, disease, disorder, prostration
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Our results showed that participants understood that mental illness clearly has a very negative impact on quality of life, yet were significantly not as willing to pay for effective treatments for these illnesses.
Guardian said in a press release that the "perfect storm" of economic conditions creating the need for critical illness coverage is augmented by the fact that survival rates for widespread illnesses such as cancer, heart attacks and stroke are on the rise.
Siegel also cites the sociological problem of communities opposing mental health facilities' being placed in their areas or permitting nursing home residents with mental illnesses to be allowed to go out unaccompanied--in other words, the NIMBY (not in my backyard) phenomenon.
Of 26 adults who bagged fertilizer for 8 h, influenzalike illness (fever, headache, sore throat, myalgia, respiratory symptoms) developed in 16 and mild, "cold-like" illnesses developed in 3 persons within 24 to 48 h after working with the fertilizer.
The goal was to assess whether employees developed cancers and other illnesses from their work with radiation and toxic materials.
Outside such facilities, immunizations didn't cut the number of flulike illnesses or pneumonia cases but did reduce their severity: These vaccines blocked up to 26 percent of hospitalizations and 42 percent of deaths.
Among other things, they argue that some so-called mental illnesses are genuine brain diseases, although their precise etiologies have not been figured out yet; that if mental illness is a myth, so is physical illness, because both categories have fuzzy boundaries and are to a large extent culturally determined; that viewing mental illness as a myth is a fiction that is necessary to maintain the integrity of psychotherapy as a moral enterprise; and that the distinction between mental and physical disease is misleading, since (as the American Psychiatric Association puts it) "there is much that is 'physical' in mental disorders and much 'mental' in 'physical' disorders.
The report released in November said, "A growing body of research indicates that all important component of Gulf War veterans' illnesses is neurological in character" and that evidence points to "a probable link between exposure to neurotoxins and the development of Gulf War veterans' illnesses.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), publisher of Nutrition Action Healthletter, works hard to prevent food-borne illnesses.
Supplemental Security Income [SSI], Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI], Medicaid, Medicare) and other federal programs fail to cover the career needs of persons with serious psychiatric illnesses adequately, or they create confusing circumstances that discourage many people in this population from seeking work.
Presentations on the medications and illnesses commonly seen regarding homeless individuals follow this exercise.